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Léttlopi is a 100% wool, worsted / aran weight yarn that is half the weight of Álafosslopi. It produces garments that are comfortable to wear indoors or outdoors and comes in a wide range of colors...perfect for Fair Isle, stranded colorwork and Icelandic-style sweaters.
Why we love this company...
Ístex was established to carry on the Icelandic wool industry that started in Mosfellsbær in 1896. Ístex buys directly from farmers and processes about 99% of all Icelandic wool. Icelandic farmers own 80% of the company.
The company's commitment with Lopi is to offer high quality products from Icelandic wool to customers that choose natural, sustainable and eco-friendly living. Our wool is OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified.
Projects knitted from Léttlopi are cosy and lightweight. We particularly love it for warm, outer-layer sweaters and mittens, though we note that some do not find this yarn comfortable for garments that will be worn directly next to the skin.
Weight: Heavy Worsted / Aran
Fiber: 100% Icelandic wool
Unit weight: 50 g (1.7 oz)
Yardage: approx. 100 m (109 yd)
Gauge: 18 sts to 10 cm (4") over St st
Needles: 4-5mm (US6-8)
Construction: Z twist
Sourced, milled, and dyed in Iceland from Icelandic wool.
Images courtesy of Ístex.